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Friday Sundowners kick off on the terrace!

Avontuur Estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West is staying open till 7pm this Friday night for the first of our Friday evening Sundowner Sessions this summer.  With one of the best views in the winelands, visitors who are in the vicinity are welcome to take a break with us and just relax after a busy week.

Enjoy views of the Helderberg mountain, False Bay and far-off Table Mountain as the sun sets or take a stroll amongst the paddocks, usually featuring some of the Estate’s thoroughbred race horses, who are only too keen to check out guests!

Avontuur’s award-winning wines, cheese or antipasta snack platters and comfy seating makes it the perfect place to kick off your weekend.  Or don’t leave – just stay on for dinner in our very popular restaurant.

“Sundowners” will take place every Friday in December.  For more info contact the tasting room at winery@avontuurestate.co.za or +27 21 855-3450.  If you want to book for dinner, the Avontuur Restaurant can be contacted at openhand@polka.co.za or +27 21 855-4296.

Visit our website for directions. www.avontuurestate.co.za

Black Friday deals at Avontuur



We’re offering 40-50% off deals from  our tasting room at the Estate,   and also via our new online wine shop, for those unlucky wine fans who can’t get to Avontuur on Friday! 

Tasting Room: 

Grab a six-pack of our Pink Flamingo, a dry Rosé in a party-sized 1.5L bottle for only R420 per box!  (Save 50%) This is perfect for weddings,  functions or holidays with family and friends! 

If you’re more of a red wine fan,  go for our ever-popular Cab/Merlot 2017 for R420 per 6-bottle box  and save 42% on the usual price of R120 p/bottle.   

Only from the tasting room or by emailing Ella or Moerieda at winery@avontuurestate.co.za to arrange for delivery.  Whilst stocks last.

Make a day of it and after purchasing your wine, do a farm walk and nougat and wine pairing for R170 pp,  or book for breakfast or lunch in our Restaurant at openhand@polka.co.za

Digital wine shop:

The introductory offer in our brand-new on-line wine shop is a unique chance to purchase 6 bottles of our premiere range Minelli Pinot Noir Reserve 2014 at only R120 per bottle!  (Usual price R240 p/bottle – so you save 50%). Offer live from 01h00-24h00 on Friday the 29th! Delivery free anywhere in SA on orders more than R1500.

This is a fun and value-for-money way to enjoy Avontuur wine wherever you are!

Summer time is Sauvignon Blanc time!

We love Summer at Avontuur and to celebrate we’re offering a special deal in our tasting room on the very popular  and award-winning Sauvignon Blanc 2019.  Buy five bottles at R100 each and get an extra bottle totally FREE! 


This wine bursts with tropical fruit flavours and the zing of citrus and is the perfect drink next to the pool or on the patio this Summer.  Cool it properly,  pour and enjoy!


Only from the tasting room this month,  or by contacting Ella or Moerieda at winery@avontuurestate.co.za to arrange for delivery anywhere in South Africa or overseas.

Biscotti and wine pairing a first!

Channel your inner Italian this weekend at Avontuur Estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West and join in for a pop-up pairing of five differently flavoured hand-made biscotti’s by local artisanal bakers, Nana’s Manna and five of Avontuur’s wines. Flavours include Dark Chocolate,  Mixed Berries and Honey and Almond. 

This interesting pairing was put together to highlight the flavours of the wines in a unique way. Tasting Room Manager Ella Grimston explains:  “When we tasted the incredibly yummy biscotti produced by this husband and wife team, we knew we should do a pairing with it. From sweet to savoury many of the flavours were created especially for the pairing and after tasting quite a few combo’s and flavour profiles, this one was decided on.”

The cost is R120 pp and visitors are welcome to pop in during opening hours daily over the weekend and give it a try.  It’s best to book though at winery@avontuurestate.co.za or +27 21 855-3450 as the tasting room team can then ensure the pairing is ready for your arrival.

So make a point to drop in this weekend and dip, sip and enjoy with us!

Pinotage Month Celebrated at Avontuur

International Pinotage Day is on Saturday, 12 October and at Avontuur we took the opportunity to celebrate our national grape throughout the month!

Taste and buy a 2-pack of our Pinotage 2017 this month and pay only R330 instead of R380 – a saving of R50. 

You can also join us on Pinotage day for a complimentary tasting and book now for the last few weeks of our Biltong and Wine pairing, which features the Pinotage in the line-up.

The Restaurant is coming to the party as well with weekly specials, all linked to Pinotage.  Ask your waiter for more details this month!

Unique Cake Pops pairing for Heritage month

We’ve had a ball planning this very interesting and new pairing to run from Friday the 13th to Tuesday the 24th, which is a public holiday ie Heritage Day. 


Test-drive 5 wines and 5 specially created cake pops and find your own favourites.  From raspberry to grenadilla, milk tart & biltong and choc-chilli, each one is such a great match for one of our wines!


Contact Ella at winery@avontuurestate.co.za or +27 21 855-3450 to book so that the tasting can be set up before you arrive.  The cost is R140 pp.

Biltong and wine pairing adds to tasting room experience

We’ve continuing our very popular biltong and wine pairing in partnership with Afrifoods Biltong Factory in Kuilsriver.  

This year we have paired 5 wines (mostly reds) with 5 biltong flavours, all packaged in Afrifoods’ new bio-degradable packaging, which is a great touch and ensures we support the environment.  The cost is R120 pp.

The sweet nougat and fudge pairing is continuing as well, so it’s a good idea to order one of each when you visit our tasting room and share amongst each other! This will cover sweet tooths and savoury fans.

The pairings are available daily during opening hours in the tasting room and bookings are not neccessary for individuals or small groups.  However if you are a larger group planning to visit, it’s best to email or phone beforehand, just to ensure that the set-up is done when you get there.

For more information and to book, contact Ella or Moerieda at winery@avontuurestate.co.za or +27 21 855-3450. 


Tutored tasting investigates wine glass question?

Avontuur Estate’s winemaker Jan van Rooyen is tackling an interesting question in his tutored tasting in the Estate tasting room between Stellenbosch and Somerset West on Saturday, 17 August:  “Does it matter what vessel is used to drink wine from?  Is glass better than other materials?  Does the shape of a glass enhance or detract from the experience?” 

Make up your own mind after participating in this interactive tasting which takes place from 10h30-12h30.

This forms part of Avontuur’s annual Winter Series of Tutored Tastings which tackles some very interesting and off-beat topics every month.  Bring some friends along and book ahead of time as seating is limited to ensure intimacy.   

Bookings:  winery@avontuurestate.co.za or +27 21 855-3450. R150 pp.  (Includes welcome drink, tutored tasting and light lunch).


Macaron and Wine Pairing celebrates Woman’s month

One of our most popular pairings is back!  We’re launching our curated macaron and wine pairing from 2 August and it will run till the 11th, thereby including the Woman’s Day long weekend. 

The pairing includes 4 wines and 4 macarons which have been created to highlight the wine’s flavours.  We are inviting all wine lovers to join in this stunning tasting – but remember to book ahead of time.  It is available during our normal tasting room opening hours as well as on the public holiday on the 9th of August.

Cost:  R120 pp.  Bookings:  winery@avontuurestate.co.za or +27 21 855-3450.

Perfect winter wine on special this month!

We are now definitely in the midst of Winter and thoughts are turning towards full-bodied red wines paired with flavoursome stews, potjies and warming soups and casseroles.

The perfect wine for Winter is our Cabernet Sauvignon which has been winning awards and collecting medals over the last few years, making it one of our top-selling red wines!  We are offering a 3-pack of the Cabernet Sauvignon from the tasting room for only R510 instead of the usual R600.  

If you can’t get to us to buy some,  contact Ella or Moerieda at winery@avontuurestate.co.za to arrange for a delivery to your home or work address.

Enjoy winter and keep warm – the best way is with a glass or two of full-bodied Avontuur Cabernet Sauvignon!